There's a Petition To Get Deadpool to Host SNL


Not that you can sign it right now, since the server seems to have crashed, but somebody has created a petition to have Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds host Saturday Night Live.

You can check it out here, once things are working again.

The film earned $150 million at the U.S. box office in its first four days, and has catapulted Reynolds -- an actor who seems destined to be a big star, but whose films are flops as often as not -- into the spotlight in a big way, since the match of character and actor is about as good as you'll get.

The petition is directed at NBC and at SNL creator Lorne Michaels, and since Lorne is Canadian like Reynolds (and Deadpool), maybe that'll help make the case.


He's hosted once before -- in 2009 -- and ironically, he spent the monologue talking about the similarities between superhero movies and romantic comedies (you can see it here, but it's not embeddable on our site). That's territory that Deadpool's publicity department would mine pretty aggressively ahead of its Valentine's Weekend premiere.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.